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Hello and welcome to 2010.  Doesn’t that sound so weird?  Well I am back and ready for a new year.  I took a week off from blogging to spend time with my family and enjoy the holidays. 

I was thinking about this time last year and I had just started “Operation Project Month” to keep my mind occupied while I was waiting for my baby girl to arrive.  Now Kayla is almost one year old.  Unbelievable!

IMG_4346 So are you a resolution maker?  I know some of you totally buck New Year’s resolutions because it is so cliche.  However I think looking to improve negative aspects of my life is never cliche.  So I have made a few that I am hoping will turn into healthy habits. 

My big one is to PUT THINGS BACK RIGHT AWAY.  I think if I actually change this pattern in my life my husband would think I am the perfect wife.  I can’t tell you how many hours I have spent looking for my camera to take a picture of a project for you people.  The question of the day is always, “Babe, have you seen my camera?” 

I am an organized person but not a creature of habit.  So I can organize the life out of my house only to start a project and misplace stuff.  It drives me BONKERS!

I will organize a kitchen cupboard and then be in such a rush while cooking I just throw items back in there without taking care to place it in its proper place.  A couple of months of that and it is in total disarray and the contents of my cabinets fall out when I open the doors.  Annoying!

So I am trying to change my thinking and make a conscious effort daily to put stuff back in its place.  It is definitely hard to change.  I figure it will take me less time to clean, I will have a cleaner house and I won’t waste so much time hunting for things.  It sounds to me like it is a New Year’s resolution worth keeping.

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  1. Happy New Year! Good luck with your resolution–sounds like a good one to me! And a good habit to instill in your children. Good for you!

  2. I hear you about keeping resolutions. Keeping them is hard. I think a lot of us do the same thing as you…don't put things where they belong. But if you do, you will be so much happier.

    Sweet baby, what a cutie!

  3. That is my exact problem with organizing too. Why is it so hard to put things back where they go? I'm going to try to work on this as well, along with getting rid of things that I never use that are just taking up valuable storage space. Happy New Year!

  4. glad your back! I'm so addicted to reading about all the things that you do that I can't that I've been checking every day wondering where you are ! LOL! I am horrible about that too. I can be so organized about so many things but I am not good at maintaining the things I organize. 10 years ago I decided I was going to do my recipe book like you do or did at least. I decided I was going to type them all out and keep them in a binder like Beckie…..well I haven't typed or put anything in a binder for 9 1/2 years! So this Christmas I had 2 people buy me things to organize my recipes….I'm gonna do it! 😉

  5. I do the same thing and I'm SO frustrated when I can't find an item. Right now I have a few things that I put in the AN AWESOME PLACE THAT WOULD BE PERFECT. and now I can't find them. Namely one is Carson's birth video from the hospital. Ugh. I know it will turn up someday sometime and when it does I will agree with myself that where I put it WAS a great place but I should have put it back the right spot to begin with and I would have had the problem. Here's to putting things back in the right spot the 1st time!

  6. Glad you made it home safely. I have one new years resolution that I hope to keep, and that is to take time to craft more. I feel like I am always rushing through a project and not enjoying it. I found red plastic glasses that were cheap (4 for $0.25) and I envisioned decorating them and putting something cute in them for thank you or V-day gifts. Any thoughts on a good medium for plastic – paint, glue ect???? Better head back to painting the stripes on the boy's room walls.
    PS. got a YUDU for christmas fun fun I hope. 🙂

  7. Happy New year!!! Sounds like a good resolution to keep. I've decided this year my resolution is not to have one. I'm not going to care about the small thing, or loosing weight, or anything trivial. This last year taught me that my family and spending time with them is so much more important than the little things.

  8. Happy New Year and good luck with your resolution! I actually have that one on my list too. : )

    I kept one from last year! I recycled the whole year! : ) (I refuse to pay for the service, so I actually kept my own bin and ran it to the recycle bin during my errands.) I did pretty well with reading my Bible too. (printed a chronological read in one year list)… that is until Benji arrived! I never got back on track after that. I am attempting that again. Wish me luck!

  9. As my mother in law would always say, "everything has a place" its just finding that place (everyone in the house included!) and making sure it goes back there! Easier said than done but I applaud you for your efforts and I think you will all enjoy it more! Hope you guys had a great holiday and Happy New Year!

  10. What a beautiful family you have! Kayla's cheeks are just too precious 🙂 My New Year's resolution is to try and take better care of myself and to get some essential things done around the house. Come visit me sometime @ my blog, Big Doll's Boomtown, and have a Happy Monday!

  11. Happy New Year sweet friend! Can't wait for some new roadkill projects…

    Blessings to you,
    lana @ ilovemy5kids

  12. Ah Beck! You guys are soooo adorable! What day is Kayla's b-day? Happy New Year to you and Happy B-Day to Kayla!!

    And btw, organize? really? never gonna be finished organizing and putting things in there place at my house…it's the nature of my addictions…LOL! B:)

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